This week’s best time saving tips for busy moms include tips to overcome exhaustion, time management skills to juggle family/work/school, how to embrace the new perfect, and more:
“The American workplace is designed with the idea that a stay-at-home spouse is minding the children and tending the home fires, and it has not changed to accommodate the reality of dual-income families in modern-day America.
And that causes real problems for parents, for women, for children–even for employers who pay for their unnecessary rigidity when they lose great female and occasionally male talent who need time and flexibility to care for their families.”
“If your day is already packed to the brim with work and family, returning to school may seem like nothing more than an impossible dream. If you can learn effective time management skills, you can not only attend school, but you can successfully make your way to graduation. Here are eight time management tools that can help you juggle your busy life:”
“Most moms I know don’t even want it all. We just want less stress and enough time to do meaningful work and spend time with our family. A more-than-worthwhile goal, but how can we achieve it?
A recently released book sheds some light on this question. In “Good Enough is the New Perfect,” Hollee Schwartz Temple and Becky Beaupre Gillespie surveyed 905 working mothers (born between 1965-1980) across the country and conducted in-depth interviews with more than 100 working moms. “
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“Being a mom is one of the most demanding jobs in the world. And while women who take on paying work in addition to parenthood have their hands full, they represent the majority of mothers. “Women at home with their children represent only a small percentage of families in the U.S.,” says Dr. Beth Anne Shelton, professor of sociology at University of Texas at Arlington. Yet working moms-just like their stay-at-home counterparts-often face harsh judgments from those who question their parenting situation. Here are nine remarks working mothers hate to hear and what to do if someone says one to you.”
“There is a delicate balance between getting things done and taking time to enjoy the little things that make life grand. How fleeting these moments are! If we are too caught up in tasks, we often lose sight of the beautiful simplicity of life.”
How do you keep it all together? Share your tips in the comments.
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